June 8, 2021

Man arrested and charged for allegedly attempting to kidnap Natchez jogger

Gabbi Ferreri

A man has been arrested and charged for attempting to kidnap a jogger in Natchez.

Sheriff Travis Patten to a reporter at WLBT that Brandon Christopher Bamberg, 37, got out of his truck and asked the jogger for directions.

He grabbed the woman, pushed her into his truck, and began to pistol-whip her. Luckily, She fought back and got away.

Later on, authorities spotted the 37-year-old man outside of the local courthouse and arrested him. He has been charged with kidnapping and attempted murder.

Sheriff Patten said the woman is blessed to be alive.

“He chose the woman who had a lot of fight in her that day,” he stated. “I am glad that she did, because if he could’ve tied her up she may not have been able to leave to tell her story…”

“This victim did not do anything wrong. She did everything right, and she chose to see another day. When we talked to the victim, she said she didn’t know him at all and never encountered him so this investigation is still ongoing.”

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